Hoops, Pundits, and Fancy Swimsuits?
Is the season over yet? Do we really have to play in the ACC tourney?
Taking a quick look at the TV, the Heels are stomping the Jackets 62-41
with 15 minutes still left in the second half.
Can it just be over already?
At lease we beat UGA...that's something...right?
Danny Hall's squad opened the season 3-0 this past weekend with a
sweep of Lipscomb but then split two games with Georgia Southern to
run their early record to 4-1.
Rutgers should provide a solid challenge but the Friday game was
rained out and I don't see how any games are likely to be played
with this weekend's weather looking decidedly non-baseball friendly.
Michael Johnson & the Combine Pundits
Anyone else find themselves suppressing fits of laughter every time
one of the NFL talking heads comments on Michael Johnson's lack of
heart or effort?
Those of us who have been watching Johnson the past few seasons know
that one of Michael's biggest problems is playing with too much heart
and trying to spend too much time on the field. He plays defense and
special teams...running down field to cover kicks and trying to leap
and block field goals. He often gets dehydrated and suffers physically
from his desire to be on the field playing as much as possible. And
when he's on the defensive line he's being double teamed or chipped by
a running back just about every play.
Any teams that pass on Johnson because of "heart" or "effort" will be
making a big mistake. Don't mistake his humble and quiet attitude for
a lack of intensity of desire...he's got everything it takes to be a
very successful NFL player.
Cheating and Swimsuits?
The last time I checked, collegiate swimmers and Olympic swimmers
were both amateurs. In fact, most USA Olympic swimmers are college
swimmers when they're not trying to win gold medals. So I'm not quite
sure why they shouldn't be allowed access to the same gear as anyone
else swimming in the amateur ranks. If they make sacrifices to offset
the expense of the suits, that's their own personal choice...right?
Its not like you or I could put one of these new fangled swimsuits on
and magically swim competitive times. Skill and ability is still paramount.
I don't hear anyone complaining about the abuse of technology in metal
baseball mats and new fangled basketball shoes. We could also toss
fibreglass boats out of rowing competitions and go back to the old
wooden tennis rackets while we're at it.
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